This replica sword is patterned on the M1850 Foot Officer’s Sword which was issued to all officers in the rank of Major and below during the Civil War. This design would have been the one most frequently found on a Civil War battlefield. Measuring 40" overall, this item features a 33 3/4" carbon steel blade with historical "US", floral, branch, and scroll etchings. The hilt is leather wrapped by wire. The guard is solid brass and the sheath is steel with brass fittings. This is superb collectible item!